[Samba] Home directory hangs in IE

Robert S robert_s at emailme.net.au
Wed Feb 4 07:24:07 GMT 2004

I have the following configuration my my /etc/samba/smb.conf:

    comment = %u home directory
    path = /home/%U/.documents
    read only = No
    create mode = 0600
    directory mode = 0700
    guest ok = no

I have a (hypothetical) user name of "myself", and another user on my system
is "another"

When I open up Network Neighbourhood in WinXP (SP1) I see the following

"homes", "myself" and "another"

When I double click on "myself", the browser window hangs for several
minutes.  When I open "homes" or "another" I can browse my home data
directory (/home/myself/.documents) without any hangs.

There doesn't seem to be anything odd in the logs.

Can anybody explain why WinXP hangs on my own share, but not on "homes" or
on another user's home share?

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